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    Digital Media Producer – Tampa Museum of Art
    November 16, 2020
    The Tampa Museum of Art is seeking a Digital Media Producer. This is a full-time position that assists the Education and the Marketing Departments in filming, editing and preparing creative, origin...
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    Director of Marketing and Communications for the MFA
    November 4, 2020
    The Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications who is a dynamic, creative marketing and communications professional to advance public knowledge of the MFA’s c...
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    Director of Programs – Arts4All Florida
    November 6, 2020
    Arts4All Florida is currently accepting applications for our Director of Programs position. The Director of Programs is responsible for coordinating all aspects of assigned programs and events incl...
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  • Call for Photography about Change
    November 23, 2020
    Deadline: January 18

    SaveArtSpace is proud to partner with Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) to bring more public art to Denver in March 2021.

    SAS & CPAC present In A Time Of Change. As we move through a global pandemic, public art continues to allow us to identify and address our struggle with the hope of finding new, positive paths forward. While we social distance, we are still able to come together through the act of art making and imbuing spaces with our creativity.

    With this immense time of change, we look to our community of artists and invite you to submit work that will be on billboards in Denver for the 2021 Month of Photography Festival. We are looking for images that represent change for you and the ways you are documenting current cultural movements, including social justice, climate crisis and more.

    Details and an online application can be found at saveartspace.org/inatimeofchange.
  • South Arts Fellowships for Visual Artists
    November 23, 2020
    Deadline: January 11

    The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality work being created in the American South by visual artists.

    Jurors will make their selections based on artistic excellence that reflects and represents the diversity of the region.

    An individual artist, or collaborative team of no more than two artists at least 18 years of age, based in Florida and not a full-time high school or undergraduate student, working in one of the following categories is eligible to apply:

    - Crafts
    - Drawing
    - Experimental
    - Painting
    - Photography
    - Sculpture
    - Mixed Media
    - Multidisciplinary

    Please note that film, video and media artists are not eligible to apply at this time. However, work that incorporates elements of film, video and other media—work that can be reasonably construed to belong to categories like Experimental, Mixed Media and Multidisciplinary may be eligible.

    Details and an online application can be found at southarts.org/artist-grants-fellowships/southern-prize-state-fellowships
  • Call for Muralists
    November 23, 2020
    Deadline: December 30

    The City of Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee and Tarpon Arts are issuing a call to artists to beautify city-owned Sisler Field and create a baseball-themed mural for this blank wall, as the first phase of other artworks.

    The Public Art Committee has authorized an artist fee of $1,000 plus reasonable expenses for materials.

    Details and application instructions can be found at tarponarts.org/art/new-artist-opportunity/.
  • Visitor Services Associate - Florida Holocaust Museum
    November 16, 2020
    The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg is seeking a Visitor Services Associate, beginning in December when the museum re-opens.

    This is a part-time position that greets visitors, explains safety protocols, scans pre-purchased timed tickets, answers questions, provides directions and is responsible for admissions.

    A detailed job description and application instructions can be found here.
  • Tampa Museum of Art – Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    November 11, 2020
    The Tampa Museum of Art is seeking a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant.

    This is a full-time position focused on personal secretarial support duties to ensure efficient planning of the Executive Director’s day-to-day time, as well as routine clerical and administrative functions, greeting visitors and providing general information or guidance.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Call for Art That Spreads Awareness About Mental Health
    November 11, 2020
    Deadline: November 27

    In partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Creative Pinellas is offering funding to artists to create projects that help spread awareness of the YOU GOOD? Behavioral Health Campaign.

    The YOU GOOD? Campaign communicates a single, unified message of availability of and access to support, resources, and assistance for people dealing with mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse issues.

    There are four different opportunities for artists and artist teams as part of the YOU GOOD? Campaign. The first call is now open. For this project, artists are invited to create murals, posters, postcards, memes, and other fun-to-make and fun-to-share works that address the idea and message of “YOU GOOD?” from a behavioral health point of view. Projects should communicate the campaign’s message of local support and help to elevate and spread awareness about the campaign.

    Three additional calls will open soon. The budget ranges from $1,000 - $5,000 per project.
    Details and an online application can be found at creativepinellas.org/yougood
  • Call for Art that Celebrates all Holidays of the Season
    November 11, 2020
    Deadline: November 16

    Deck the Halls is a loosely-themed exhibition which encourages appreciation for all holidays of the season. Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers invites artists to create works of art or submit installation proposals that utilize holiday imagery, color schemes, decorations, stories or songs in unique ways.

    Details and an online application can be found at artinlee.org/deck-submissions/
  • Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting
    November 4, 2020
    Deadline: December 15

    Pelham Art Center in Pelham NY is accepting entries for the 11th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting.

    This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Emergency Grants for Experimental Artists
    November 4, 2020
    In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.

    For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $2,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Artist Residency at CERN
    November 4, 2020
    Deadline: December 7

    Collide is an annual competition that invites artists over 18 years old and of any nationality to apply with a proposal for a research-led residency in Geneva and Barcelona at CERN, the acclaimed research center where physicists are seeking answers by using some of the world's most powerful particle accelerators.

    The focus of the residencies is to invite artists into the Laboratory to think, discuss, be informed and inspired, and comprehend the challenges of fundamental research and the big questions that inform physics today.

    Targeted at artists across all creative disciplines and all nationalities, Collide includes 15,000 Swiss Francs as a research and artistic production award; personal allowance, travel costs and accommodation within a fixed budget for the three months of the residency at CERN and in Barcelona; and curatorial and scientific support to develop the residency and production project.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Full Scholarships for Artist Residencies
    November 4, 2020
    Atlantic Center for the Arts is accepting applications for artist residencies with visiting master artists in a range of visual arts, literary arts and music composition.

    Due to COVID-19 and the immense stress it has put on artists, ACA is offering full scholarships to all accepted artists. The Board of Trustees and staff feel protecting our core mission is paramount, and are grateful to the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation for allowing us to make this commitment to funding exceptional artists during these times. All residency fees, room and board will be waived.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Award for High School Students
    November 4, 2020
    Deadline: May 10, 2021

    Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education invites Tampa Bay high school students to submit original, unpublished short stories on the theme of Mars, for the 2020-2021 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Award.

    2021 marks the 45th anniversary of NASA’s Viking Project, the first U.S. mission to land a spacecraft safely on Mars and return images of the surface. Three separate missions are currently on their way to Mars, and crewed missions are being planned by both governments and private corporations.

    Stories may be set…

    …in the past (What if the U.S. and the Soviet Union had continued the Space Race from the Moon to Mars? What if the Viking rovers had discovered evidence of life back in the 1970s?)

    …in the present (What challenges must astronauts, scientists and engineers overcome in order to send humans to Mars? Should human space exploration be spearheaded by governments or corporations?)

    …or in the future (How will future Mars settlers differ from Earth residents? What kind of society will they build?)

    Entries will be judged by a panel of experts. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $200 grand prize, an invitation to read as a presenting author at the 2021 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading and a grand prize plaque. The winning story will be published on the contest website.

    Details and an online entry form can be found here.
  • Suntan Art Center is Hiring Visual and Movement Arts Instructors
    October 29, 2020
    Suntan Art Center in St Pete Beach is seeking instructors in Clay, Glass, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Jewelry, Yoga and Dance.

    We are looking for refreshing ways to teach the arts. Not just sit down and paint. But inspire with new concepts, subjects etc...

    Email inquiries to CraftsmenMgr@SuntanArt.org.
  • Call to Artists – Gulfport First Friday Art Walk
    October 29, 2020
    Deadline: December 3

    Gulfport’s First Friday Art Walk appears on the streets of scenic downtown Gulfport on Friday December 4 as a freshly redesigned and safe event for artists and arts lovers of all ages. We are accepting applications from artists who'd like to participate in Art Walk.

    First Friday Art Walk is every month and you may apply for several months on the site.

    As a juried event, our new Art Walk is designed to promote emerging as well as established artists in this quaint, charming waterfront town. Quarterly Art Walks will have a theme and artists are encouraged to enter art that responds to our theme.

    January 1's theme will be Rebirth…Imagine…!  Artists are welcomed to enter pieces that show the many cultural shifts and changes we imagine will be reflected in our new beginnings in 2021.

    A $10 entry fee is required upon submission of application and a $35 space fee will be collected upon your acceptance. 

    Details and an online application can be found at visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk.
  • Development Director - Dunedin Fine Art Center
    October 23, 2020
    Application Deadline: November 30 at 5 pm

    Dunedin Fine Art Center is looking for a dynamic Development Director to lead a comprehensive development program.

    We’re looking for someone who can engage in and grow our Annual/Capital fund drives, Planned Giving, Our Endowment, Grants and Special Events at our award-winning art center.

    A detailed job description and application instructions can be found here.
  • Call for Visual Artwork for LA Billboards
    October 22, 2020
    Deadline: December 14

    The Billboard Creative's annual show places mass-scale works of art on dozens of billboards across Los Angeles.

    Submissions are open internationally to all art disciplines – if you can put it in a digital file we can put it on a billboard.

    To date, artwork in TBC’s shows, which include curated selections from emerging, mid-career, under-appreciated and established artists, has been passed by cars more than 67 million times.

    If your work is selected, TBC covers all expenses for the production, mounting, and leasing of the billboard.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call to Clay Artists - Playing with Fire
    October 22, 2020
    Deadline: December 4

    Saratoga Clay Arts Center seeks submissions of functional and decorative ceramic works by clay artists who play with fire.

    These works are plucked from altered atmospheres – those changed by wood, smoke, salt or the like.

    Juror and Massachusetts potter Mark Shapiro writes, “The extent to which firing demands and engages the potter varies broadly, depending on type of kiln, its design, how it is loaded, fired, and even cooled. The continuum from computer-programmed electric top-loaders to gas kilns (in their heating and cooling and reduction cycles), and the many configurations of wood kilns from small “fast-fire” to subway-car length anagamas that fire for a week or more, demand increasing preparation and commitment. Before pots even go into the kiln, there is wood to split, stack, and season, as well as teams of stokers to recruit and organize.

    Those of you are trying to get away with something, playing with fire, or embracing the unknown gifts of the kiln gods, this exhibition is for you.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Art Basel Miami Week Virtual Gallery
    October 22, 2020
    Deadline: November 30

    Contemporary Art Projects USA will give the opportunity to 50 established and emerging artists to be part of Art Basel Miami Week Virtual Gallery, a juried online exhibition December 2-6, 2020 with an extension of the platform until January 6, 2021.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Residency for Underrepresented Visual Artists, Musicians and Creators
    October 22, 2020
    Deadline: November 30

    Parse Seco is an experimental creative space and art residency located in the heart of Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. Parse Seco provides a unique platform for underrepresented visual artists, musicians and creators to present immersive experiences for the community in an intimate setting.

    By providing emerging artists with gallery and work space, housing, curatorial and entrepreneurial training as well as the opportunity to work within a strong artist community, the residency aims to advance the artistic ambitions and opportunities of artists in residence. The program aims to guide and mentor those who may not view artistic expression or artistic professions as obtainable due to their race, sexual orientation, subject matter or income class.

    Throughout the tenure of the program, not only will the students receive guidance and support from working community artists and art leaders, but these efforts will be reciprocated through scheduled volunteer workshops and classes with at risk youth and local youth from underrepresented communities.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call for All Forms of Self Portraits
    October 21, 2020
    Deadline: November 26

    The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for Self Reflections, a juried exhibition asking how artists reflect on themselves and create self portraits.

    Whether it’s through abstract expression, photography, sculpture or traditional portraiture, we want to see how artists recognize themselves in their work and portray themselves to others.

    Open to all mediums, this exhibition will feature works that explore the world of portraiture in both classic and nontraditional forms. All two and three dimensional work will be considered for this physical and virtual exhibition, running January 15 through February 26.

    Details and an online application can be found at foundryartcentre.org/callforentry-selfreflections.
  • Call for Artwork Inspired by the Year 2020
    October 15, 2020
    Deadline: December 19

    For many 2020 was a year like no other. A global pandemic hit, wildfires swept through large portions of countries while hurricanes and storms flooded others, people died, lives were put on hold, jobs were lost, economies were in crisis, schools closed, major elections took place, and more. What did 2020 look like for you? How did it feel? How did you respond? How has this year shaped you, your life, and your practice? At IncuArts we ask, “What happened?”

    IncuArts Gallery in Honolulu invites artists of all mediums to submit work for the online exhibit HINDSIGHT, 2020 WAS A, a look back on the year 2020, at what happened and what it meant to us.

    Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ and other community members are encouraged to apply.

    Mediums Accepted: All mediums, Original works only, produced in the past 3 years (video/ time based, 2D, 3D).

    Selected artists will have their work featured in an online exhibition January 1-31 and via social media platforms.

    Details and an online application can be found at incuarts.com/hindsight-2020-was-a.
  • Call to Artists – Artwork Addressing Environmental Racism
    October 12, 2020
    Deadline: November 30

    SaveArtSpace invites submissions for artwork addressing environmental racism, to be displayed on ad space in New York City, Los Angeles or Philadelphia as part of the curated exhibit, Whistling in the Dark.

    The exhibition is open to all artists of any age, skill level or background.

    Details and an online application can be found at saveartspace.org/whistlinginthedark.
  • Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants
    September 29, 2020
    Deadline: Applications for either program are due 60 days before the project's start date

    South Arts is accepting applications from arts organizations for Professional Development & Artist Planning Grants.

    Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants ensure that arts organizations have access to the tools and resources to best serve their communities.

    Organizations may apply for up to $1,000 to support staff expenses to attend conferences, festivals, exhibitions, workshops and other professional development opportunities, or arrange for an artist's travel expenses for onsite planning meetings with the organization.

    COVID-19 update for Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants: South Arts recognizes that travel for professional development might not be possible. Applications will be accepted for virtual professional development opportunities, as well as staff training.


    South Arts strongly believes professional development for presenters, programmers and curators is integral to success, including traveling to see new works and attending convenings. This grant program is open to film, visual arts, performing arts, literary arts and multidisciplinary presenting organizations.

    Details and an online application can be found at southarts.org/community-organization-grants/professional-development-artistic-planning-grants.
  • Call for Artists + Photographers - Innovate Grants
    September 29, 2020
    Deadline: December 10

    Innovate Grant is accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer.

    In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

    Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted.

    Art Painting Printmaking Drawing Sculpture Film / Video Mixed Media Installation New Media Photography Portrait Conceptual Still Life Black + White Documentary Street Composite Collage

    Details and an online application can be found at innovateartistgrants.org.
  • Grants for Touring Jazz Artists
    August 28, 2020
    Rolling Deadline

    South Arts' Jazz Road Tours program offer grants of $5,000-$15,000 to develop tours into communities across the country.

    Designed for emerging and mid-career artists around the entire country, Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.

    Details and an online application can be found at southarts.org/artist-grants-fellowships/jazz-road/jazz-road-tours.
  • Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
    August 18, 2020
    New York Foundation for the Arts and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.

    This new program will provide visual and media artists and choreographers with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical emergencies. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and panels will meet monthly to ensure funds are distributed on a timely basis.

    Details and an online application can be found at nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Medical-Emergency-Grants.

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    Image: Robert Rauschenberg in front of his Vydock series photographed in Rauschenberg’s Laika Lane studio, Captiva, FL, 1995, Photo Credit: Ed Chappell, Copyright: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation


  • Latin American Fine Art Competition
    August 18, 2020
    Deadline: January 12, 2021

    The Latin American Fine Art Competition is open to artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora and foreign artists living and working in any of the above regions. All Latin American artists above the age of 18 are eligible.

    The competition is open to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, printing and mixed media. All submitted artwork must be available for sale.

    Find the details and an online application at nyartcompetitions.com/latin-american/guidelines.
  • Call for Arts Video Content
    July 27, 2020
    Creative Pinellas is seeking Music, Dance and Theatrical Performances, Studio Tours, Artist Interviews, Short Films, Poetry Readings and more for an online showcase at creativepinellas.org.

    This opportunity is for artists based in Pinellas County. Selected artists will be compensated.

    Find the details here.
  • Online Arts Classes for All Ages
    July 27, 2020
    The Florida Alliance for Arts Education is partnering with The Interactive Academy to offer online arts classes for school-aged students and adults.

    The Interactive Academy is a safe digital format for students wanting to study dance, music, theatre, visual arts, even Capoeira or Yoga. Sessions include a live pirate-themed musical theatre workshop for kids and a Composer's Lab for all ages.

    Classes can be scheduled for anytime, from any device, and participants can invite up to 3 other friends to take the class with them interactively for as little as $5 per session.

    Here is a sampler of some of the classes.

    Details and registration can be found here.
  • Sustainability Grants for Arts Service Organizations
    May 26, 2020
    Application Deadline: June 10

    As a Regional Arts Organization, South Arts is committed to the sustainability of arts organizations and recognizes the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the Southern arts community.

    South Arts will offer a limited number of $5,000 to $20,000 grants to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations based in our nine-state region to help sustain operations during or after the pandemic.

    The goal of this grant is sustainability – helping these organizations to maintain staff and keep their doors open so that they can provide services to their wide geographic reach. Our hope is to ensure the viability of arts and cultural service organizations when leverage and impact are most critical to the larger arts community.

    Details and an online application can be found at southarts.org/community-organization-grants/sustainability-grants-statewide-and-multi-state-arts-service.

    Image: "Dr. Charles Smith" by Bill Steber, 2020 Tennessee Fellow. Medium: wetplate collodion tintype.

  • Applications are Open for the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund
    May 12, 2020

    Thanks to generous donations and fundraising efforts, applications have re-opened for the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund.

    These awards are intended to provide urgent financial support for Pinellas County artists, arts organizations and creative businesses that face immediate needs due to COVID-19.

    Award amounts are $500 for artists and between $500-$1500 for arts organizations and small creative businesses.

    This fund is managed by the Pinellas Community Foundation.

    Visit pinellascf.org/pinellasartsrelief to apply or to make a donation.

  • Daily Free Online Art Competition - "Inspiration from Isolation"
    May 12, 2020
    Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the FREE art competition “Inspiration from Isolation”. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure and promote their career, such as a digital representation with the gallery.

    Enter daily with one positive and inspiring artwork – it's a free online competition.

    Inspired by the spirit of our founder, Miki Stiles, Agora Gallery is responding to the challenge faced by artists during these unprecedented times. We are creating an opportunity for everyone to engage on a digital platform.

    Daily Awards:
    Online exposure – Each weekday 3 artists will be selected by our staff. We will display one artwork by each artist on our social media platforms and our website.

    Weekly Awards:
    Free entries to our regular competitions – Each weekend our visitors will vote online and the top 5 places will get a free entry code to the competition of their choice

    Grand Prize:
    Annual Digital Representation – Every two weeks we will award one of the top artists with annual digital representation

    Details and a link to the online application can be found here.
  • "Florida Humanities CARES" Grants for Cultural Organizations
    May 5, 2020

    Florida Humanities is now awarding $850,000 in rapid-response funding through "Florida Humanities CARES" grants to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations that are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis.

    Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply today in this streamlined, mobile-friendly application to bolster general operating expenses, enabling Florida’s most at-risk cultural partners to continue to make a deep and lasting impact in local communities.

    Things to Know:

    Apply online quickly – Application includes just three brief narrative questions and a short budget. No uploaded files required. Eligible organization may apply for up to $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 to support general operating costs including salaries, rent, utilities, and other administrative expenses. Award amount will be based on the organization’s annual operating budget.

    Funding decisions made in two weeks - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with notice of funding made within two weeks of application submission. Funds will be available within 5-10 days of grant approval.

    NO matching funds required

    Other funding sources available – Organizations searching for funding to support programmatic and public outreach efforts should apply for a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant. Looking for additional emergency relief funding? Visit our External Emergency Relief Funds page to see a collection of other funding opportunities available across the Sunshine State.

    Funding for Florida Humanities CARES grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

    Details and the online application can be found at floridahumanities.org/grants/cares.

  • Help for Students Being Bullied, Students with Unique Abilities and Students Who Need Extra Help with Reading
    May 4, 2020

    Step Up for Students offers scholarships to Florida students, to assist with

    Personalizing the education of  pre-K-12 children with special needs - Details here

    Finding a new learning environment for children being bullied, or who are the victims of violence - Details here

    Accessing services to help students in grades 3-5 with reading - Details here

    Donors are always needed, to provide more scholarships. Here's how.

    Here's how to earn Corporate Tax Credits while giving lower-income Florida children more options for education.

    Resources for Schools and Teachers can be found here.

  • Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants
    May 1, 2020

    Creative Businesses can apply for this grant

    Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants will assist local businesses that had to close or significantly reduce operations due to the pandemic and the resulting statewide orders to curb the spread of the virus. This program will offer $5,000 grants to small businesses to cover expenses such as employee wages, vendor bills and mortgage or rent costs. This program is strictly limited to businesses physically located in Pinellas County. Eligibility Overview

    $5,000 for qualifying small businesses with a physical location in Pinellas County (1-25 full-time employees, or equivalent part-time employees, including the owner)

    Restaurants, bars, short-term lodging and other non-essential businesses impacted by the local or state safer-at-home orders are eligible

    Larger businesses, nonprofits and home-based businesses are not eligible

    Funds can be used to pay employee wages, vendors, rent or other business expenses

    No reimbursement is required

    Businesses can only apply for this one-time assistance program to cover COVID-19 related costs that have not already been paid for by insurance or by another federal program.

    Starting Monday, May 4, eligible small businesses will be able to apply online. Those interested in participating in this program are encouraged to review all qualifications before applying to expedite the process. Details and an online application can be found at covid19.pinellascounty.org/where-to-get-help.
  • Funding Futures Grants for Virtual Summer Arts Camps
    April 27, 2020

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    St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s Funding Futures Program
    Opens Up to Virtual Summer Arts Camps in Light of Covid Quarantine

    Applications are open to talented low-income students ages 10-17 in Pinellas County who aspire to be musicians, actors, dancers, writers or visual artists.

    Financial challenges often prevent students from pursuing artistic fields. St. Pete Arts Alliance’s Funding Futures Student Award Program is dedicated to helping students nurture their creative interests and develop their expressive talent by providing funding and connecting them to local summer arts camps — both in person and now, virtually.

    Organizations can nominate students to attend one of their summer arts camps virtually (or in person when restrictions are lifted) to help further their artistic success — and we’ll provide the funding.

    Parents can also submit student applications for students who wish to attend a St. Petersburg Arts Camp either virtually or in person.

    Funds may be used for:

    Tuition for summer arts programs — virtual or live

    Musical instrument rental, purchase or repair

    Equipment or supplies for a special artistic project

    Individual instruction or master class tuition

    “While we don’t know when our community will be allowed back to business as usual (whatever that may look like in the future), we do know that our students need our assistance right now. We are adapting our Funding Futures guidelines to allow for online instruction in virtual settings.

    "As you know, creative thinking, problem solving, communication and cooperation are attributes and skills that are learned through the making of art — all of which contribute to the mental and emotional growth of a child,” explains Tracy Kennard, who coordinates the program.

    Funding Futures is designed to identify and encourage talented low-income emerging artists, ages 10-17 in Pinellas County seeking St. Petersburg programs in dance, music, jazz, voice, theater, digital arts, writing, photography, cinematic arts or visual arts. The program is open to all talented artists regardless of ethnic or social background, or ability/disability.

    For application information, email tracy@stpeteartsalliance.org.

    Read quotes from participants and find out how your student — or your arts organization — can participate at stpeteartsalliance.org/education/funding-futures.

  • Call to Photographers - FMOPA Social Distancing Online Exhibit
    April 21, 2020
    The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is accepting submissions for their online exhibition, FMoPA Social Distancing. 

    During the difficult time of social distancing, a photograph speaks volumes and documents personal experiences. All ages are encouraged to enter.

    The image size can not exceed 1800 pixels at the longest edge. Three photographs per participant maximum.

    You can upload photos with no submission fee here -  fmopa.org/socialdistancing - and vote for your favorites.
  • Online Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    April 21, 2020
    Keep St Pete Lit is offering a range of online writing classes for youth and adults. Find the current schedule at keepstpetelit.org/online-writing-courses.
  • A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together!
    April 20, 2020

    A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together!

    As our community navigates this time of social distancing it is now more important than ever to remember we are all interconnected, to offer support when we can, and to ask for help when we need it. This guiding belief has led Shila Tirabassi La Grua of Body Center St. Pete, and Helen French of St. Petersburg Dance Alliance, to join forces and launch A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together. 

    Starting Monday, April 27 the project will begin offering a variety of 30-minute movement classes over the course of two weeks, taught by the highly skilled staff of the Body Center St. Pete and dance educators from the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance. The schedule and instructions on taking classes can be found below, the suggested donation is $10 a class. Proceeds will be contributed to the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund at the Pinellas Community Foundation, whose goal is to ensure the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of our community remains intact through this emergency. 

    These classes are designed for a wide range of participants, because everyBODY needs to move. From dancers to donors, young to old, in pain and pain free. Class themes include; Proper Breathing, Balancing and Finding Security in Your Stance, Healing Chair Movements, Yoga for Neck and Shoulders, Releasing Tension using the Alexander Technique, and more.  Let’s come together in movement and community to not just survive this crisis, but to thrive through it.

    Find the class schedule at
    bodycenterstpete.com/a-community-that-moves-together-heals-together 

  • Hire Artists
    April 8, 2020
    HireArtists is a marketplace designed to facilitate creative exchange during an unprecedented economic crisis for the already-precarious arts and creative community.

    Built by artists and for artists, hireartists connects buyers and supporters with experienced practitioners possessing decades of experience - for the purposes of online instruction or to help with creative and non-creative tasks.

    With theatres dark, galleries shuttered and studios off limits, thousands of the world’s artists are unemployed and isolated in their homes.

    Let’s put them to work.

    Learn Russian, commission a portrait or a poem, solicit a professional screenwriter’s opinion on your spec script. Restore order to your inbox, produce a podcast or pay a designer to help you punch up those PowerPoints.

    For artists, this is an opportunity to deploy their skills, diversify their income and hopefully gain meaningful support.

    For everyone else, this is a moment where we can both help and use this moment of confinement as an opportunity to grow your world.

    hireartists takes no commission - your money will go straight to artists.

    Find out how at hireartists.org.
  • Artist Relief Grants
    April 8, 2020
    Artist Relief is an initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation and United States Artists — all small to mid-sized national arts grantmakers — that have come together in this unprecedented moment guided by the understanding that the wellbeing of artists has financial, professional, social and mental dimensions, and should be fostered with a holistic framework of support. As such, Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19, serve as an ongoing informational resource and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. You can find an online application - or make a donation - at artistrelief.org.  
  • Fighting Chance Fund
    April 3, 2020

    The City of St. Petersburg has created the Fighting Chance Fund – an emergency grant to provide relief to St. Petersburg small businesses impacted by local COVID-19 orders.

    The fund is expected to provide critical support to about 1,000 restaurant, bar, retail and service-based businesses - including retail galleries.

    The City's goal is to help offset the significant, temporary loss of revenue during this global pandemic.

    Applications will be available beginning April 9. These limited funds will be distributed on a first-submitted and correctly-completed application basis.

    Find the details at stpete.org/assistance/fighting_chance_fund.

  • Paycheck Protection Program for Non-Profit and For-Profit Creative Businesses
    April 3, 2020

    Paycheck Protection Program - Applications Open April 3

     

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorizes forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Under PPP a non-profit or for-profit creative business business would not have to pay back the amount received if it complies with the requirements of the loan - essentially to keep employees or at least hire them back within the next year.

    Loan amounts will be forgiven as long as:

    The loan is used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent and utility costs over the 8-week period after the loan is made and

    Employee and compensation levels are maintained.

    Here’s the link to the PPP fact sheet: home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP--Fact-Sheet.pdf

    Local lenders authorized to service Small Business Administration (SBA) loans will begin processing PPP applications on Friday, April 3.

    The SBA recommends that small business owners interested in applying for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program immediately download this form home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Application-3-30-2020-v3.pdf and begin preparing the application. However, check with your bank as some are setting up their own online portals and forms to fill out.

    When local banks review PPP applications, they will most likely give priority to existing customers. Contact the SBA officer at your bank immediately and confirm the details of the application process.

    Economic Injury Disaster Loans

    For business owners interested in applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan under the CARES Act, the online process has been streamlined.

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748, CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27 - the third stimulus bill aimed at providing relief to employers and individuals affected by COVID-19.

    Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:
    What Small Businesses Need to Know

    Business owners applying for an EIDL should immediately go to the SBA website and complete the online application.

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Business owners who receive emergency EIDL grants under the CARES Act and don’t want to impair their eligibility for loan forgiveness under the PPP program should be careful to utilize funds in strict accordance with the requirements of the PPP program.

    Find out more at
    sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

  • UN Global Call to Creatives
    March 30, 2020

    UN Global Call to Creatives

    . . .

    For the first time, the United Nations is launching an Open Brief to creatives everywhere to help spread public health information in ways which will be effective, accessible and shareable.

    "We need help translating critical public health messages — not just into different languages — but into different cultures, communities and platforms — reaching everyone, everywhere. We need to meet people where they are, with a stream of fresh, innovative content which drives home the personal behaviours and societal support needed today.

    "By reaching out to creatives around the world, we hope to inspire creators, influencers, talent, networks and media owners who can take these key messages and bring their own magic to them — a creative twist, a cultural quirk, an interpretation which helps amplify them to audiences we are not yet reaching."

    The UN has identified 6 key areas that need to creative responses, to educate communities around the globe. 

    • Personal hygiene
    • Social distancing
    • Know the symptoms
    • Kindness contagion
    • Myth busting
    • Do more, donate

    Find the facts here.

    And please share whatever you create with the St Pete Arts Alliance, to inspire other artists — email sheila@stpeteartsalliance.org.

  • Emergency Grants for New Music Freelancers
    March 26, 2020
    The New Music Solidarity Fund is designed to help new/creative/improvised music freelancers whose livelihood has been threatened as a result of performances which have been canceled during the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund was started by a group of musicians in the new music community who raised over $130,000 in a week, primarily from fellow musicians, composers and music professionals. Our hope is that the Solidarity Fund will continue to grow in the coming weeks, so that we can assist and bolster more people in need of emergency relief. For now, at least two hundred and sixty, $500 emergency assistance grants will be made available to applicants who meet the grant's criteria.

    Details and an online application can be found at newmusicusa.org/content/solidarity-fund

  • Emergency Funding and Artist Resources
    March 21, 2020

    Many thanks to the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, for sharing this list of Emergency Funding and Artist Resources, compiled by I Care If You Listen, a website devoted to contemporary classical music, and art and technology - a resource that's changed their focus during this emergency. 

    That page is constantly being updated with new information. 

    icareifyoulisten.com/2020/03/covid-19-emergency-funding-artist-resources/

  • Low-Interest Loans for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits
    March 20, 2020

    . . .

    Low-Interest Loans
    for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits

     

    The Small Business Administration just put a disaster loan program into effect that provides low-interest loans for small businesses and nonprofits.

    These Economic Injury Disaster Loans are to help meet working capital needs caused by the Coronavirus. All 67 Florida counties are included in the disaster declaration for Coronavirus.

    Many government assistance loans don't cover nonprofits, but this one does. 

    “I am encouraging all small businesses located in Florida to visit the SBA Disaster Assistance website and submit your application today,” said SBA South Florida District Director Victoria Guerrero. “While there, you will find information on how to contact our customer service team who can answer any disaster-related application questions. You can also reach out to one of our many resource partners for application assistance.”

    SBA Resource Partners information can be obtained on the SBA website at sba.gov/local-assistance/find.

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in economic assistance to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue resulting from the disaster. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

    Loan amounts are set by the SBA and based on each applicant’s financial condition. Repayment terms are up to 30 years. 

    To apply, visit the SBA Disaster website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

    Download the flyer here

    Download the simple 3-step instructions here

     

     

  • Emergency Funding for Artists
    March 20, 2020

    . . .

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has compiled this list of local and national grants, loans and tools for artists facing financial crisis during this emergency.

    You can download a printable 4-page PDF here.

    If you know of other helpful resources for artists, please email those to info@stpeteartsalliance.org.

  • Short Story Opportunities in 2020
    January 17, 2020
    Thanks to Aerogramme Writers' Studio for this comprehensive guide to opportunities seeking short fiction in 2020.

    You'll find deadlines coming up throughout the year.

    Here's the link. . .  aerogrammestudio.com/2020/01/16/short-story-contests-2020
  • Museum Experience Associate - Imagine Museum
    January 14, 2020
    Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg is seeking a Museum Experience Associate.

    This position ensures that the visitors’ first and last impressions of their experience at the Museum is a positive one.

    A Museum Experience Associate will be cross-trained in customer service and ticket and store sales, safety and gallery procedures, and museum exhibitions.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Emergency Grants for Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors
    June 23, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

    Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

    To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking.

    Details and an online application can be found at gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant.
  • Opportunities, Resources, Grants and Artist Residencies
    June 19, 2019
    The Arts Alliance has put together a list of resources for artists, including Calls to Artists, Jobs, Grants and Artist Residencies. It's a PDF that you can download right here. We hope it will be useful to St. Pete artists seeking exposure and opportunities in Florida, around the country and around the world. Many thanks to our wonderful intern from France, Jules Richard, for his thorough research. We hope this is a document that will be a resource for you in your work. Feel free to share it. The information's current as of June 2019, but if you find any entries that need updating - or you know of a good resource we should add - please email sheila@stpeteartsalliance.org.  
  • Public Art Archive
    June 3, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Public Art Archive™ invites artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

    This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive™.

    Public art is defined here as art that is sited in a public place that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible.

    Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may be considered eligible. Artworks that have been destroyed are not eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art. Visit the Public Art Archive™ to understand the scope of the subject and content for inclusion.

    Public artworks and public art collections completed and installed within the last 100 years in the 50 United States and Canada may apply.

    Details and an online application can be found here or at publicartarchive.org.
  • Volunteers Needed at the St Pete Store
    May 1, 2019
    The St Pete Store in downtown St. Petersburg  is in need of volunteers.

    Part of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the store sells artwork, crafts, books and clothing designed and created in St. Pete. Our mission is to help visitors and residents discover our community. Every purchase at The St. Pete Store supports a local artist, maker or entrepreneur.

    You can find out more about the St Pete Store at thestpetestore.com.

    If you can lend a hand, email Shelli Hemans at shemans@stpete.com.
  • Volunteer Positions Available with Friends of the Jack Kerouac House
    March 18, 2019
    The Friends of the Jack Kerouac House, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in St. Petersburg to acquire and restore the last residence of one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century.

    We are currently in need of volunteers to assist in these positions:
    • Treasurer: Bookkeeping and basic accounting for a non-profit corporation.
    • Groundskeeping, General Carpentry and Repair work.
    • Housekeeping
    • Grant Writing and Research
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Secretary: Record Board Minutes, Corporate Documents management, Official Correspondence, Email Management, confirm attendance at meetings.
    • Executive Director: Schedule board meetings, carry out the decisions of the board, communicate with local City officials and Chambers of Commerce.
    • Social Media Management and creation of content for various platforms
    • Marketing and Promotion of charity mission, upcoming events, finding donations and business partnerships, creations of editorial releases, distribution of promo materials.
    • Flyer Handout Team to distribute event posters
    • Pro-Bono Legal council, Copyright Lawyer and Business Lawyer
    • Cultural Anthropologist
    • Historical Preservation Specialist
    • Interior Designers or Set Designers
    • Volunteer Coordinator and General Event Staff who can work 2-3 hrs in shifts during event nights or vendor markets
    • Event Photography and Videography
    • Local Artists familiar with Logo Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and Screen Printing on T-shirts and novelty items.
    • Board Members with time available to contribute to our mission and attend in person or over the phone Board Meetings that take place once a month
    • Those with previous experience with formation and running of non-profit organizations, historical properties, museum or gallery curation.

    • Interested volunteers can email Kerouachouse@gmail.com with your contact information, hours and days a week you can work, position(s) you are applying for and a CV, description of skill sets or short bio. Use the subject line “Volunteer Application.”

      For general inquiries email  Kerouachouse@gmail.com or call FOJKH Secretary James Hartzell at 404-444-5618.
  • Emergency Grants for Visual and Performing Artists Presenting Work
    March 6, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Created in 1993 to further the Foundation for Contemporary Arts' mission to encourage, sponsor and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists who:
    • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
    • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates
    Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

    Applications are reviewed once a month, year-round.

    Details and application instructions can be found at foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants.
  • Emergency Grants for Visual Artists
    February 11, 2019
    The Joan Mitchell Foundation accepts applications throughout the year for Emergency Grants of up to $6,000 for US-based visual artists who have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster affecting a region on a broad scale, such as Hurricane Irma. The Emergency Grant is intended to help an artist reestablish their studio practice. We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider requests for up to three years following such an event. For more information and the link to our application, please visit joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency.
  • Open Call for Singers - One City Chorus
    September 21, 2018
    St. Petersburg's award-winning One City Chorus was founded with the belief that singing in a group builds community and leads to better understanding.

    We encourage people of all races, cultures, creeds and communities to sing with us. Everyone is welcome - we have no auditions.

    We have a great season planned. We’ll once again be singing songs with themes about social justice, civil rights, and diversity – songs like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”, “Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It to the Streets”, Neil Diamond’s “America”, U2’s “In the Name of Love” and other wonderful songs by less-widely-known artists.

    We’ll be singing a concert in the circular Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Clearwater on December 1, and we’ll be singing again at St. Pete’s First Night celebrations on December 31 at the United Methodist Church. On February 17 is our annual concert at the Palladium Theater.

    Rehearsals are every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum –2240 9th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.

    We ask that our singers contribute $20/year to help defray some of our costs. We sing all of our songs “off-book” without sheet music and we have rehearsal recordings of all the parts online. This helps folks who don’t read music well to learn their parts, and it also helps people who have joined us later in the year to catch up.

    For more information, visit our website at onecitychorus.org.
  • Classes at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Dunedin Fine Arts Center offers classes and workshops in The Business of Art, Clay, Creative Writing, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Food Art, Glass, Jewelry, Metal Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Printmaking, Stone Carving and Woodturning, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for the current schedule.
  • Classes at The Morean Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography and Digital Arts, Clay, Printmaking, Metal Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media and Writing, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for current class schedules.
  • Grants for Student Artists
    March 27, 2018
    FUNDING FUTURES 
    STUDENT ARTS OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM

    Talented students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors or visual artists are often faced with financial need that prevents them from pursuing a career in an artistic field after school or during the summer.

    A small grant award can make a world of difference to a student who otherwise would not have the chance to succeed in his or her arts field.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to supporting young talent, just as we support ACE, Arts for a Complete Education, for Pinellas County arts education in public schools.

    Who is eligible: Any artist 10-18 in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts and voice.   Students must be residents of Pinellas County.  Funds are awarded to arts program organizations located in St. Petersburg only.  Funds may be used for:
    • Tuition for summer arts programs
    • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
    • Dance shoes, music books and arts supplies
    • Individual instruction or adult master class tuition
    How it Works
    Individuals may nominate students for an after-school, weekend or summer program using our Funding Futures application.  Non-profit organizations may nominate students as well for their programs.

    We ask that you nominate students with financial need who could not otherwise participate in the program. 

    For an application and more information, please email ace@stpeteartsalliance.org.

    You Can Donate to Funding Futures Funding Futures is supported 100% by donations.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has awarded over $10,000 to 16 students in our first year.  Help make a difference in a child's life.  Donate today HERE.
  • Volunteers Needed at American Stage
    February 19, 2018
    Love Theatre? Want to talk about it? Join American Stage’s Neighborhood Theatre Ambassadors.

    American Stage, Tampa Bay's longest-running professional theatre company, is seeking outgoing individuals to join our Neighborhood Theatre Ambassador team. Theatre Ambassadors help us by:
    • Spreading the word about our exciting programs.
    • Connecting with local businesses to build relationships (distribute posters, flyers and donation requests.)
    • Engaging with the community to share the love of American Stage
    This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your community while supporting the arts.

    The schedule and location is flexible and based on your availability. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the show you are promoting.

    American Stage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and volunteering with us counts as community service as recognized by most high schools, colleges and many employers as well as scholarship programs such as the Bright Futures.

    Some requirements:
    - You will need to provide your own transportation
    - There will be plenty of walking involved
    - Some lifting (as much paperwork and posters as you are comfortable carrying, up to 25 lbs)
    - Smiling : )

    Contact American Stage Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Cherry, at volunteer@americanstage.org for more information about how to join our volunteer family.

    Please add volunteer@americanstage to your email contacts to ensure delivery. If you don’t hear back from us within a week of submitting please check your "Junk/Spam" folder.
  • Free Classes in Online Sales & Promotion from Creative Pinellas
    February 18, 2018
    Need help promoting your events? Have questions about e-commerce and selling your work online? Hope to grow your social media following?

    You can get your questions answered at the Creative Pinellas Digital Media & Marketing Lab, at their beautiful home office in Largo's Botanical Gardens.

    Open the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9am-noon, the lab is staffed with experts in the fields of social media, IT, graphic design and other useful areas.

    Come for the whole session, or simply drop in to have your questions answered. Experienced facilitators are on hand to help.

    These sessions are free. An online link to register is here - creative-pinellas-workshop.ticketleap.com/digital-media-lab/
  • Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities
    January 14, 2018

    Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities. . .






    CaFÉ

    While you may know this website for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards.

    Search through the listings at no cost for details on applying, including entry deadline, fees and eligibility.


    Artist Opportunity Monthly

    AOM offers a free monthly opportunity list: AOMFree.

    All you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile.


    ArtDeadline.com

    "The largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.”
    This website costs a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can browse many grants for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.


    The Art Guide

    This website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering a grant.

    The list is updated daily.
  • Classes for Creative Business Owners
    January 12, 2018
    The Greenhouse in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Grant Writing, Government Contracting, Business Financing, Business Startup Basics, How to Research and Write a Business Plan, Bookkeeping, Cooperative Businesses, Website Marketing, Estimating and Bidding, Crowdfunding and more.

    Check their course schedule at  gh.stpetegreenhouse.org/events.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    June 1, 2017
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete always has room for new volunteers, and welcomes students.

    If you're part of a community group, the Morean is glad to talk with you about your organization volunteering.

    You can also apply to become a Docent at the Chihuly Collection.

    Complete details on all their volunteer opportunities are here.
  • Ongoing Resources for Artists
    February 21, 2017
    Explore these sites for professional development, funding ideas, arts advocacy, sources for health insurance and more.

    Americans For The Arts

    American Artists

    Art Place:  Creative Placemaking

    Creative Capital

    Creative Pinellas

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Philanthropy Foundation

       
  • Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk
    May 29, 2016
    Volunteers are needed to serve as Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk every month. It's a fun and festive evening when galleries and studios stay open late and celebrate the arts in St. Petersburg.

    Volunteers take 2-hour shifts (from 5-7 and from 7-9) riding the trolley, answering questions, providing information about St. Petersburg's five arts districts and helping keep the trolleys "on track.”

    Contact: info@stpeteartsalliance.org.  Volunteers receive a $25 gift card.
  • Volunteer at Creative Clay
    April 29, 2016
    Creative Clay welcomes volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include: - Creative Clay Gallery Attendant - Creative Thrift Sales Associate - Studio Assistant - Events Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. You can call 727-825-0515 if you have questions about our volunteer program, or visit creativeclay.org. Volunteer Orientation is held the last Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 1846 1st Avenue S.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    February 29, 2016
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers volunteer positions that are great for students, community service leaders and other arts lovers.

    For students and groups, a staff member will always be available to sign off on hours spent volunteering.

    A day spent helping out at the Morean Arts Center or during our events can pay off. You can meet new people, learn more about art and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Find out more at www.moreanartscenter.org/volunteer.
  • Dali Museum Volunteer Opportunities
    February 29, 2016
    The Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg offers opportunities to volunteer in guest relations, education, membership, marketing, operations, special events and more.

    The Dali seeks volunteers from all backgrounds. A background in art is not required for most volunteer opportunities. Training is provided and volunteers receive special benefits for their service.

    Find out more at thedali.org/get-involved/become-volunteer.
  • Volunteer at the Museum of Fine Arts
    February 29, 2016
    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg welcomes volunteers. A background in art isn't required for most volunteer service positions.

    Areas of opportunity include docents, family programs, membership, special events, community outreach, museum store, curatorial, visitor services and administration.

    Volunteer applications are accepted at all times. If the job you're interested in isn't immediately available, applicants are placed on a waiting list and contacted as positions become available.

    You can find out more and download an application at mfastpete.org/join/volunteers.
  • Volunteers Needed at Florida CraftArt
    November 9, 2015
    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete has many opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers help broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of art objects made by hand. In our galleries, visitors enjoy meaningful craft experiences and unparalleled aesthetic standards. As Florida's only statewide nonprofit organization exclusively focused on Florida's original fine crafts, we make a difference in the lives of artists. Volunteers are part of the heart and soul of our operation. You can find out more at floridacraftart.org/volunteer.
  • Professional Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    May 31, 2015
    Keep St Pete Lit continues their popular series of professional writing classes at the Morean Arts Center.

    Classes include sessions on fiction, poetry, screenwriting and inventive explorations of writing and writing techniques.

    Find out more and register online at: keepstpetelit.org/litspace/litspace-classes.